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Betting Tips for Today: Open affair expected as Atalanta host Bologna

11:02 EAT 04/04/2019
Atalanta celebrating Chievo Serie A
The hosts sit in a European spot and have the second-best attack in Serie A but have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven matches

Thursday's coupon in Serie A provides a game that looks a solid option for goal backers.

Atalanta's tally of 48 points this season sees them well in the shake up for a European spot as the final rounds of the season approach.

Despite their lofty standing in the Italian top-flight, Gian Piero Gasperini's men have only won six home games this term. Atalanta are still firm favourites at 4/9 (1.44) to come out on top in this match though, as they did when the pair met in the reverse clash.

Bologna have won their last three matches although the visitors are still in danger of relegation, sitting just outside the drop zone. It's 11/2 (6.50) that the visitors extend their winning streak and 10/3 (4.33) about a draw.

The best option for punters looks to be backing goalmouth action at both ends on Thursday night. Over 2.5 goals is just 16/25 (1.64) but both teams to score looks worthy of consideration at 4/5 (1.80) with 888Sport. It paid out in the last head-to-head meeting with the home side triumphing by a 2-1 score line.

Atalanta have netted 60 goals this season, the second-best tally behind runaway leaders Juventus but their defence has proved fragile in recent weeks. The home side have not recorded a clean sheet in their previous seven league outings and that’s unlikely to change in this clash.

Overall, Gasperini's men have conceded 40 times in Serie A so far, that's only three times fewer than their opposition in this game, despite Bologna sitting 12 places further down the division.

While both teams to score appears the way to go, bolder punters should consider opposing an Atalanta win, especially at such a short price.

With a patchy home record and the visitors high in confidence following their hat-trick of victories, backing Bologna/Draw on the Double Chance market at 33/20 (2.65) looks a worthwhile selection with 888Sport for those seeking bigger potential returns.

Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2.5pt stake with 888Sport